Jan 24, 2013 8:00am PST
're seeking. jon: that's senator john kerry at his confirmation hearing just a short time ago. he is fielding questions one day after the woman he wants to replace, secretary of state hillary clinton, appeared on capitol hill where she delivered a fiery defense of the administration's response to the benghazi terror attack. joining us now, danielle pletka, vice president foreign policy and defense studies, defense policy studies, i should say, at the american enterprise institute. danielle, thanks for being with us. you wrote a column this week in which your first words were it's hard to like john kerry? [laughter] >> well, i worked for ten years up at the senate foreign relations committee when senator kerry wasn't the chairman, he was one of the other members of the committee. he's just not that popular on capitol hill. he hasn't worked well with other members. that was one of the problems he had when he ran for president. he's perceived as being stand offish, as being uninterested in their issues and in being kind of doctrinaire on policy. jon: but bob corker, the new mexico senator -- we'
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am EST
: are you allowed to do that as a student in new york? caller: we're allowed to conceal kerry, we cannot bring our guns into the school. i only have a shotgun. thanks for your time. michael is apparent in norfolk, virginia. -- a parent in norfolk, virginia. caller: i am the parent of a 6- year-old here. it is tough all the way around. i do not think it would make too much difference. as far as being a parent, it would probably make the parents a little more secure as far as when they bring the children to school. seeing that the incident happened a couple weeks ago, it does make people to agree. -- jittery. the key to all this is a responsibility. we as parents have to start. it starts with us. even though we have individuals that want to pass the book and blame other individuals, it starts with the parents. we have to sit down with children and let them know, make them feel safe first and foremost, and then go about explaining to them, this is a firearm. unfortunately, a lot of people these days, you have to go straight down the line with them and explain to them what their responsibili
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
. that will clear the way for hearings for john kerry. after that senator bob menendez is going to run carey's confirmation hearings. new york state has now passed the first new gun control law since the shooting in connecticut. a new poll shows today it is popular with new york voters. a ban on high-capacity magazines, and a requirement to report potentially harmful behavior of the mentally ill. pollsters say they conducted the survey both before and after governor cuomo made his provisions public meaning that people who were surveyed were voting for the measures and not for the man. a "new york times" poll out today shows that 92% of americans support universal background checks for people who want to buy guns. that includes republicans, gun owners, and 85% of households who say someone in their home with a member of the nra. we're back with more steph at the break. stay with us. ♪ arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something